Chapter 3 – Trust His Discipline
1) How does he instruct us which path to take? (Verses 1, 5-6)
2) What does he say about Discipline? (Verses 11-12)
3) How valuable is wisdom? (Verses 13-18)
4) How is the Lord’s outpouring conditional? (Verses 32-35)
How does the New Testament words in Hebrews 12:5-11 and Revelation 3:19 confirm and agree with what we have learned in Proverbs chapter 3?
Chapter 2 – Paths
1) Where does wisdom come from? (Verses 5-6)
2) How does he describe evil people? (Verses 12-15)
3) What advice does he give for following? (Verses 20-22)
How do Jesus’s words in John 8:12 agree and align with the advice given for following the wise path in Proverbs chapter 2?
Chapter 1 – Purpose
1) Whose proverbs are these? (Verse 1)
2) What is their purpose? (Verse 2)
3) What do the wise do with instruction, wisdom, discipline and correction? (Verses 3, 5, 7a, 33)
4 ) How does a fool react to instruction, wisdom, discipline, and correction? (Verses 7b, 16, 22, 25, 29-32)
What does Deuteronomy 6:5 as quoted by Jesus in Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30, and Luke 10:27 tell us about our purpose?
How do Jesus Christ’s statements in John 14:15 And John 14:21 reinforce and agree with in the new testament — what Proverbs chapter 1 had already established about our purpose and the purpose of God’s instruction, wisdom, ducklings and correction?
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
The worldly man says, “It is better to ask forgiveness than permission” and “let’s fill our lives with pleasure and riches and taking from those whom we can, there is no punishment ahead, there is only taking and acquiring and growing in power and influence and authority over other men”.
Buy the wise man, the man with his mind set upon spiritual things, the one who sees the patterns and movements and can discern the work of good and evil in men’s hearts – he knows that wisdom comes through correction, that change and refinement tales place in the hands of the master potter, who fashions vessels for His use, to be filled and overflowing with his Holy Spirit.
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PSA 77:11-15 ESV
I will remember the deeds of the Lord ; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
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